José Bergamín

(1895_1983 / Madrid)

José Bergamín Quotes

  • ''Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 24, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
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  • ''A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 33, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 36, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 38, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 42, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''When the English have scored a goal, they think nothing more remains to be done.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 42, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''True art tries not to attract attention—in order to be noticed.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 42, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 43, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Who learns most from a good book is the author.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 43, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).

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